Red-legged Cormorant Poikilocarbo gaimardi

Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Authority: (Lesson & Garnot, 1828)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bde+3bde+4bde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a relatively small population which is showing moderately rapid declines owing to mortality in fishing operations and unsustainable exploitation. Therefore, it is classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 19400-20300 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,280,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Poikilocarbo gaimardi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/red-legged-cormorant-poikilocarbo-gaimardi on 03/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/03/2024.